As promised, I spent most of yesterday morning and afternoon working on planning and reviewing documents. I couldn’t get the radio in the room to work, and I was pretty focused on what I was doing so that it was mid-afternoon before I realized anything had happened in Boston. Because I wasn’t distracted by Events, I got a lot done. On one hand I never get as much done as I think I will, and on the other, I get more done. Hmmmm. How does that work?
I got all of the stuff done on one book as planned, didn’t get to the other book at all, but got much more planning done than I had planned on. Since I tend to eschew planning in favor of action, having more planning done is great and will probably, in the long haul, help on the action!
Today I resume teaching for another ten weeks. The reality of that is that it takes a day out of my week, and this quarter also an evening of another day, which will have a negative impact on my ability to get stuff done. With that in mind I have asked Robin to see if someone can knit my dream project for me. It was a nice dream, but reality, no.
One of Mitch’s colleagues is a knitter. We met last year, and have virtually no contact otherwise, but we talk knitting as soon as we see each other. She had an excess of yarn that was brought to her from Mexico. She brought me some. I think it would be excellent as the yoke of Hill Country, and I’m pretty sure her 14-year-old son would wear a hat from it. The blue in it leans to teal so it is not suffering my blue prejudice. Clearly she tried to do something with it, but she said that it was just too boring. Knitting shouldn’t be boring–or at least not at the outset.
Last night I didn’t knit a stitch on my project that I really need to knit on to get finished. I worked out my schedule and everything, so now I’m behind. Okay, I’m going to have to be more disciplined. I guess that is why I don’t have a glass of wine with dinner on work nights.